North Knox Teacher Rick Marshal says after much prayer and thought he and his family have come to the conclusion it’s not for him to be the next District 45 State Representative.
He made the comments on his facebook page Saturday.
Marshall was tapped and had agreed to run for the seat being vacated by Democrat Kreg Battles of Vincennes who announced after the May primary that he is stepping down.
Democrats need to pick a replacement for Battles and one who can run against Republican Bruce Borders in the November General Election.
The only democrat on the list now is Terre Haute's Bianca Gambill.
A District 45 Democrat Caucus is slated for Saturday in Sullivan County to officially appointed Battles’ replacement.